Mrs. Chin, Principal

  • Mrs. Chin, Principal

Letter from our Principal

  • Dear Kennedy Families,

    Welcome back to school everyone! I’m extremely excited about starting the 2022-23 school year and I hope our Kennedy families are just as excited!

    I would like to introduce our new faculty members to Kennedy School. Please help me welcome them. 

    • Ivy Henderson, Assistant Principal
    • Tiffani Zermeno, Kindergarten Teacher
    • Victoria Schafer, AUT Structured Teacher
    • TK Instructional Assistant, Celinda Ratzlaff

    The 2021-22 school year was my first year as principal of Kennedy and it was a fantastic year of discoveries, learning, improving our practices, systems, and processes, and recognizing and celebrating our rich and diverse community. A school community so dedicated and committed to ensuring students' well-being and success in school. I am so blessed to be part of a school community full of compassion and putting students first.

    This school year will be a year full of excitement! The best part is that we are looking forward to welcoming parents onto campus to volunteer in classrooms, school activities, and events. One of our goals is to establish a parent-teacher organization to support the various programs and services at Kennedy. We will ramp up school spirit and pride through spirit rallies while at the same time celebrating and recognizing our successes. We have plans to bring some great assemblies for our students, a science camp for fifth graders, and a couple of big events that will bring our community together. While fun is in the plans, on a serious note, we will be focusing on improving our practice so that we may provide high-quality first instruction to meet the needs of all students.

    I look forward to meeting you, parents. Please come and introduce yourself to me when you see me before, during, and after school. I’m excited to work in partnership with you to secure your child’s success in school.

    Please note a change in the bell schedule. The first day of school is July 29, 2022. Instructions start at 8:00 a.m. and dismissal time is 2:00 p.m.


    Melissa Chin
    Principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School